Four policemen feared dead as gunmen attack Area Command in AnambraAugust 11, 2021
An attack by gunmen on Police Area Command in Nnewi, Anambra State has reportedly led to the death of four police officers.
Spokesman for the Anambra State Police Command, Tochukwu Ikenga who alleged that the attack was carried out by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), told Channels Television that the police battled the assailants and warded them off.
Eyewitness also alleged that the gun duel with the assailants who came to the police facility in seven vehicles, lasted for more than one hour as residents in the area scampered to safety.
Another source told Channels Television that the gunmen overpowered the security operatives and carted away some of their arms. According to the news channel, by the time a reinforcement from the Nigerian Navy arrived, the gunmen had left.
The attack is believed to be a reprisal for the killing of two suspected members of the proscribed group on Sunday morning, August 8.